Miranda Lambert just dropped her raw new single “Vice,” and it’s got fans talking about her 2015 split from Blake Shelton.
A number of sources are alleging that the track may allude to Lambert’s surprising divorce from Shelton, with some going as far as to suggest the song confirms infidelity may have led to their breakup.
Bustle reported this week that Miranda’s new single “Vice,” her first release since her split with Shelton, “certainly seems to be about her breakup” with her follow country star, noting that although Lambert never explicitly references Blake or their divorce, “Shelton’s presence is felt on this track.”
Us Weekly also reported that the song appears to be inspired by Miranda and Blake’s breakup, citing lyrics from the song, which allude to cheating, as a “giveaway” that Lambert may be singing about her broken romance.
“Another vice, another call, another bed I shouldn’t crawl out of at 7 a.m.,” Miranda sings in the heartbreak anthem. “With shoes in my hand said I wouldn’t do it, but I did it again, and I know I’ll be back tomorrow night.”
Miranda and Blake have never officially given a reason for their surprising 2015 divorce, which came after four years of marriage, and neither has confirmed rampant reports claiming that infidelity led to their breakup, but that hasn’t stopped fans from taking to social media to speculate about whether “Vice” confirms unfaithfulness within the marriage.
“Miranda cheated. She even wrote a song about it? It’s pretty obvious,” Twitter user @mcneilly_quinn wrote on the social media site following the release of “Vice,” while @blakeishotaf speculated, “Blake find love after divorce been accused and hated for months. Miranda write song said I cheated, I screwed up and she is honest and raw.”
The claims come after OK! Magazine alleged that Miranda Lambert may have been unfaithful to Blake Shelton during their four year marriage, alleging in a recent cover story that Miranda had been “wracked with guilt for a while” over her alleged infidelities during their marriage.
The site then went on to claim that Miranda “thinks that alcohol played a part in her behaviour,” hence the release of “Vice,” and supposedly “wants Blake to know that she’s sorry.”
Bustle also appeared to shoot down reports speculating that “Vice” could be a confirmation of cheating in Miranda and Blake’s marriage, instead suggesting that the infidelity Lambert refers to in the song could simply be a metaphor.
“Some may want to read into this line as proof her marriage ended because of her cheating,” Bustle reported following the release of Miranda’s latest hit, “but it really seems like the musician is trying to say that she is someone who looks for things to fill her emptiness.”
Miranda is still playing coy when it comes to the true inspiration behind her latest single, though Lambert did take to social media this week to tell fans of her “heartbreak” following the difficult year that followed her July 2015 divorce from Blake.
Taking to Instagram to post a screen shot of “Vice” sitting on the top spot on the U.S. iTunes chart, Lambert told fans that “The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing, of learning to be honest.”
“Accepting the flaws and celebrating the smiles. Finding peace in dark places… having some moments alone with me. Facing fears and feelings… All of them,” Miranda continued in the candid message.
Miranda then went on to describe her music as being her “medicine” and noted that seeing her new single in the top spot “means the world to me.”
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